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Adoption Day All 2014.pdf
  
2014 Participating Counties
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December2011orals.pdf
  
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Top Ten Website Award Media Release_1.pdf
  
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PR August15-2011.pdf
  
NEWS CONFERENCE ON RESULTS OF 2011 JUDICIAL RESOURCES8/15/2011
A media briefing on the results of the 2011 Judicial Resources
Recommendations.
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PR08-17-11JRR.pdf
  
2011 JUDICIAL RESOURCES RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING CUTTING SOME8/17/2011
Report by State Court Administrative Office calls for eliminating 45 trial court judgeships, four judgeships on the Michigan Court of Appeals; 31 new trial court judgeships also needed in some areas, SCAO finds, but does not recommend additions because of state, local economic climates
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PR08-29-11FCRB.pdf
  
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CHILD WELFARE AWARDS; FOSTER CARE REVIEW8/29/2011
The Foster Care Review Board is seeking nominations for its
annual Child Welfare Awards, which honor judges, lawyers, foster care workers, and foster parents for exemplary service to children in Michigan’s foster care system.
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PR08-29-11LearnCtrVol.pdf
  
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT LEARNING CENTER8/29/2011
A passion for learning is among the requirements for a volunteer opportunity with the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center.
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PR09-01-11Pension.pdf
  
CHANGES TO PUBLIC PENSION TAX EXEMPTIONS AT ISSUE IN ADVISORY9/1/2011
At Governor’s request, Supreme Court to mull constitutionality of bill that would create sliding scale for reducing, eliminating tax exemption for pensions of public sector retirees
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PRSept8-2011.pdf
  
PROPOSED ATTORNEY ETHICS RULE CHANGES ON AGENDA OF MICHIGAN9/8/2011
Cap on attorney referral fees, pro bono requirements among proposed changes
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PR09-16-1Constitution.pdf
  
CONSTITUTION WEEK ANNOUNCED BY MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT9/16/2011
State high court offers events, resources for teachers and students to fulfill federallymandated educational requirement
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October2011orals.pdf
  
DEFENDANT IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE SEEKS TO OVERTURN CONVICTION;9/28/2011
Child witness testified behind a screen; defendant claims Confrontation Clause violation Challenges to felony convictions for failure to pay child support also before Supreme Court; defendants allege they lacked ability to pay
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PRSept29-2011ADB.pdf
  
ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE BOARD APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED BY MICHIGAN9/29/2011
The Michigan Supreme Court today announced the following appointments to the Attorney Discipline Board:
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PRSept29-2011AGC.pdf
  
ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED BY9/29/2011
The Michigan Supreme Court has announced the following
appointments to the Attorney Grievance Commission:
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PRSept29-2011Boyle.pdf
  
HON. PATRICIA J. BOYLE APPOINTED TO COMMITTEE ON MODEL CIVIL JURY9/29/2011
Hon. Patricia J. Boyle, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, has been appointed by the Court to serve on the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. Her term will end on December 31, 2012.
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PR10-06-11CRRBRappt.pdf
  
BONNIE L. ROZEMA OF BYRON CENTER NAMED TO COURT REPORTING AND10/6/2011
Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center, Michigan has been
appointed to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by the Michigan Supreme Court. She will serve a partial term that will expire on March 31, 2013.
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PR10-06-11SBMappt.pdf
  
COLLEEN A. PERO OF LAINGSBURG APPOINTED TO STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN10/6/2011
Attorney Colleen A. Pero of Laingsburg has been appointed
by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as a commissioner-at-large on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners. Her three-year term begins immediately.
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PR10-11-11Slip.pdf
  
SLIP-AND-FALL COVERED BY AUTO NO-FAULT POLICY? PLAINTIFF CLAIMS SHE FELL WHILE CLOSING PASSENGER-SIDE DOOR AFTER LOADING TRUCK; INSURER DISPUTES CONNECTION BETWEEN USE OF VEHICLE AND INJURIES10/11/2011
Jury said that exceptions to “parked vehicle exclusion” applied, plaintiff entitled to benefits Michigan Supreme Court to hear case in Caro as part of “Court Community Connections”
program; local high school students to attend argument, meet Supreme Court justices
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CRRBRappt2012.pdf
  
Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center Named to Court Reporting10/16/2011
Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center, Michigan has been appointed to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by the Michigan Supreme Court. She will serve a partial term that will expire on March 31, 2013.
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November2011orals.pdf
  
FALSE-CONFESSION EXPERTS’ TESTIMONY EXCLUDED AT DOUBLE MURDER11/7/2011
Defendant charged with murders of brother and sister-in-law claims police interrogations, his psychology led him to make incriminating but false statements
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MIAdoptionDay2011.pdf
  
MICHIGAN ADOPTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 22; STATEWIDE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS ADOPTIVE FAMILIES, FOSTER CHILDREN’S NEEDS11/8/2011
Governor Snyder, DHS Director Corrigan to attend ceremony at Michigan Hall of Justice; 30 Adoption Day events to take place around the state
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PR11-10-11FCRBAwards.pdf
  
2011 CHILD WELFARE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TODAY11/10/2011
Foster Care Review Board recognizes honorees for work helping children in foster care
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MiADpressrelease2011.pdf
  
Governor Snyder, DHS Director Corrigan to attend ceremony at Michigan Hall of Justice; 30 Adoption Day events to take place around the state11/22/2011
Michigan Supreme Court to host adoption hearings; Governor to sign “fostering connections” legislation
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PR11-22-11DanielWright.pdf
  
DANIEL J. WRIGHT OF GRAND LEDGE RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT11/22/2011
Joint annual award by Michigan Supreme Court, Department of Human Services named in his honor; Wright hailed for “dedication, creativity, compassion”
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PR11-29-11.pdf
  
POST-VERDICT QUESTIONING OF JURORS IS FOCUS OF PROPOSED RULE11/29/2011
Attorneys, parties would be barred from asking jurors about deliberations or basis for the verdict, unless court grants permission; proposal also limits scope of post-verdict inquiry
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PR12-22-11AppMCJI.pdf
  
APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ON MODEL CIVIL JURY INSTRUCTIONS ANNOUNCED BY MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT12/22/2011
The Michigan Supreme Court today announced its appointments to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, which drafts standard instructions for juries in civil cases.
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PR01-04-12.pdf
  
DETROIT 911 OPERATORS’ RESPONSES TO BOY’S CALLS AT ISSUE IN APPEAL1/4/2012
Also before the Court: defendants cite Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in seeking to have
drug charges dropped; Court of Appeals upheld charges in both cases
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PRJan17-2012.pdf
  
VOLUNTEER TOUR LEADERS NEEDED TO SHARE ENTHUSIASM AND KNOWLEDGE1/17/2012
No legal experience required; training provided
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PRJan18-2012.pdf
  
DEFENDANTS PLEADING GUILTY WOULD BE WARNED THAT SENTENCES1/18/2012
Judges taking guilty pleas in criminal cases would have to
advise offenders that their sentences could be longer if they are deemed to be habitual offenders, under a proposed court rule change being mulled by the Michigan Supreme Court.
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PRFeb14-2012.pdf
  
JUDICIAL RIGHT-SIZING BILLS PASS HOUSE, HEAD TO GOVERNOR FOR2/14/2012
State legislators who passed bills to cut unneeded state
judgeships came in for praise from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., as the last of the bills passed the House today.
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March2012oral.pdf
  
Family Joyriding' at Issue in Auto Insurance Cases Before Michigan Supreme Court in Oral Arguments Next Week3/2/2012
Family members were forbidden to drive vehicles by owners, but drove cars anyway; insurance companies invoke “taken unlawfully” no-fault provision to bar coverage, but claimants invoke “family joyriding” exception, saying unlawful taking does not apply where forbidden drivers had no intent to steal cars
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